Do I need the previous versions?
No, every release is self-contained, you just need the most recent version.
The game crashes, help!
Make sure that you are not running any other applications that interact with Direct3D, such as various overlays. Copy everything from the .zip to the game folder, and keep the “dsfix” directory intact.
If you use a resolution lower than the original (for performance reasons) move or rename the “movWW” directory.
The game only shows up in a small part in the upper left corner!
Turn off the in-game AA option. And read the readme.
Can you improve the performance of the game?
Beyond reducing the main/dof resolution (which likely isn’t the issue on most low-end systems anyway) there is not much I can do, sorry.
Will you release the source code?
Yes, as soon as it is at least remotely presentable and I no longer make large changes daily. I hope it will help people attempt similar things for other games and/or implement the 100s of features people are asking for in Dark Souls that I will never get to. I guess it should be ready some time next weekend.
Feature x doesn’t work on my pirated version of the game!
I don’t support pirated versions. Buy the game.
SSAO causes some problems with water / distant silhouettes / flickering!
I’m still working on this. You can also try tweaking the shader on your own.
SMAA and SSAO are not working for me!
You are one of the rare cases where the mod doesn’t identify the correct place in the rendering pipeline to inject the modifications. I currently don’t know why this happens and can’t reproduce it.
Why don’t the toggle keys work anymore? How can I change the keybindings?
Look at DSfixKeys.ini. Note that lines starting with “#” are ignored.
Why does the DoF blur blur my menus?
Don’t set your DoF resolution to the same as your internal rendering resolution. Set it lower than that.